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United States Third Circuit

Doe v. Hesketh, 15-1381

In a case brought under Masha’s Law, 18 U.S.C. section 2255, which provides a civil right of action in federal district court to victims of several federal crimes, including sexual exploitation of a child and various child pornography offenses, the District Court's dismissal of the complaint is reversed where a restitution award for a criminal offense does not bar a later-filed civil claim by a victim under section 2255 based on that same offense.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/07/05




  • United States Third Circuit


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